Barcelona Interested in Signing Patrik Schick

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Barcelona are interested in signing Patrik Schick from Bayer Leverkusen, per a report.

Schick is almost certain to join a new club soon. He has been in brilliant form for Leverkusen this season. n

He’s scored 18 goals from 20 games in all competitions. He attracted plenty of attention during the European Championships last summer.

The forward played a key role in helping the Czech Republic reach the quarter-finals.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are the latest side to be monitoring Schick’s situation at the German club. Newcastle have also been keeping a close eye on him as they look to bolster their attacking options.

The 25-year-old is valued at around 60 million EUR. A price tag Barcelona are unlikely to be able to afford this month, according to recent predictions .

Barcelona could have the upper hand in the race to sign the attacker. The Magpies may have ambitious new owners but it is likely to take them several years before they can become a team worthy of challenging for trophies.

Eddie Howe’s side are also fighting relegation and may feature in the English second-tier next season.

With all the problems that they face, the Spanish giants can realistically aim to return to the Champions League within the next two years through proper management.

Leverkusen sits third in the table, a point clear off Hoffenheim as the third-highest scoring team in the league.

His career

Patrik Schick plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Czech Republic national team.

Born in Prague, Schick began his career with local club Sparta Prague, rising through their youth ranks, before making his senior debut as a teenager.

In 2016, at the age of 20, he earned a move to Sampdoria in Italy after an impressive spell with Bohemians 1905. After an impressive debut season in Italy, he moved to Roma in 2017 for a reported club-record fee. In 2019, Schick moved to Germany to join RB Leipzig on a season-long loan before moving to Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent basis in September 2020.

Formerly an international at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels, Schick made his debut for the Czech Republic in May 2016 at the age of 22.

He has made over 30 caps for his country and helped the national team reach the quarter-finals of the European Championship in 2020, where he won both the Goal of the Tournament and the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament.

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